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Janet Reid-Survivor Story
I am now a 6 year survivor. I was diagnosed in 2010 around March. I had a misshaped breast that I was fearful of it being an aggressive cancer. I was referred to Katzmann Breast Center where a biopsy was taken. It was negative.
Later that month or next, I went to my dermatologist who did not like the looks of it either and she took a biopsy. It was negative.
I had my mammogram and explained to the radiologist my concerns and this is where it was found. Then, I was referred back to Katzmann where another biopsy was taken and this time was positive. I was stage IV with a diagnosis of no choice but to have a mastectomy. I opted for a double. I had 4 treatments then the double mastectomy and 4 more treatments after that, with many PET scans. Following chemo I had 30 days of radiation.
So far all my follow up PET scans are negative. All of my doctors worked hard together to get me the best treatment. I am very happy with their care and continue to be followed.